What is Therapeutic Phlebotomy?

Category: Procedures

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Therapeutic phlebotomy is drawing blood for the purpose of treating a disease, most often, for iron overload disease known clinically as hemochromatosis or for polycythemia.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

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Perceived effectiveness
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Perceived effectiveness

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 4
Mild 2
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Therapeutic Phlebotomy

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 2
Anemia 1
Dizziness 1
Generalized weakness (asthenia) 1
Pain 1
Tiredness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Therapeutic Phlebotomy

Dosage Patients
every 8 weeks 2
as needed 1
every 12 weeks 1
every 3 months 1
weekly 1

Adherence


Always
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8
89%
Usually
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1
11%
Sometimes
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0
0%
Never taken as prescribed
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0
0%

Burden


Very hard to take
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1
11%
Somewhat hard to take
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3
33%
A little hard to take
Patients
3
33%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
2
22%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
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0
0%
Cost per month
$100-199
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0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
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0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
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0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
3
33%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
6
67%
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1 patient evaluation for Therapeutic Phlebotomy

Kadrilex
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Kadrilex
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F29y
CFS:?y Dx
FM:5y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See Kadrilex's full Therapeutic Phlebotomy history

May 25, 2012 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Hemochromatosis)
  • side effects
    Mild (Fatigue. Pain., Fatigue, Pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: Drink PLENTY of water. I am also excessively hungry and tired on blood draw days.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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